Watershed Watch Network Events

September 16-20, 2020

Stream School with Rahway River Watershed Association

Join us for an intensive multi-day Stream School workshop to prepare yourself for volunteer water quality monitoring work in New Jersey! After a virtual introduction to stream and watershed ecology, participants will go streamside to learn techniques for visual habitat assessments, physical monitoring, and benthic macroinvertebrate sampling. Benthic macroinvertebrates, or small organisms like insect larvae, crustaceans, and mollusks that live in streams, are used as biological indicators of stream health and we will get to know these critters very well! Participants will be trained in macroinvertebrate identification to the order and family taxonomic level.

Workshop Schedule:

  • Wed, 9/16, 6:30-8:30pm: Intro to NJ Monitoring Program and Intro to Visual/Habitat High Gradient Assessments (Virtual)
  • Thu, 9/17, 6:30-8:30pm: Intro to Biological Assessments and Macroinvertebrate Identification (Virtual)
  • Fri, 9/18, 6:30-7:30pm: Intro to Field Experience and Prep for In-Person Stream Day (Virtual)
  • Sun, 9/20, 9:30am-4:30pm: Stream Assessment Training in the Field (South Mountain Reservation, Essex County, NJ)

Participants now have the option to join this workshop in two ways:

  • Full Stream School workshop, including all three webinars plus a full-day stream assessment training at the South Mountain Reservation on Sun, 9/20, OR
  • Virtual-Only programming on Wed, 9/16 and Thu, 9/17.

Location: Virtual AND South Mountain Reservation (Essex County, NJ)
$15 per person for Full Stream School / $5 per person for Virtual-Only Training

Meetings, Workshops, and Conferences

November 6, 2020

4th Annual Watershed Conference

Presentation abstracts being accepted now.

POSTPONED - Date TBA

Northwest NJ Rivers Conference

The Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI) and the Northwest New Jersey Rivers Conference invites anyone and everyone who cares about the Highlands region, clean water and the Delaware River to join us in learning how we can best work to protect its resources: to conserve, restore, protect, educate, inform and bring communities together to defend and share what we love best. Originally scheduled for March 21.

National Conferences

Week of April 19, 2021

Abstracts accepted until September 24.

Providence, RI

Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown
Philadelphia, PA

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